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    Holyrood kilt tartan colours?

    I just saw this kilt on Ebay.



    I didn't recognise the tartan at first sight, but it says it's Holyrood, a tartan I'm quite familiar with.



    Just goes to show how much changing the colours can change the look.

    Is anyone familiar with the lighter version of the tartan? I wonder what it's called.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/EX-HIRE-HOL...wAAOSw3S1cm4Fa
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    [QUOTE=OC Richard;1374482]I just saw this kilt on Ebay.

    Just goes to show how much changing the colours can change the look. QUOTE]

    Technically it's the shades/tones/hues that differ between the two, the colours are the same.

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    Hollywood Golden Jubilee may be the most beautiful tartan woven in my opinion. None of the examples you can see online really do it justice. My kilt in the tartan is my favorite. I've put on enough weight I can't wear in now, but loosing weight enough I might get back into it soon. I won't try to post a pic as the system forces me to reduc to low resolution postage stamp sized images that can't be enlarged in anyway.
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    It's been pointed out to me tha I wrongly wrote Hollywood above rather than Holyrood. It was due to the darned auto completion thing doing the writing for me. Correctly, Holyrood Golden Jubilee is the true item. Actually the second pic above is probably the tartan, but the photo doesn't do it justice. The orangish colors really are brighter making the tartan pop and stand out amongst the many other more common tartans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by figheadair View Post

    Technically it's the shades/tones/hues that differ between the two, the colours are the same.
    At least in the US art world, these terms have these meanings:

    Colour is the general or layman's umbrella term; white, black, grey, blue, fuchsia, seafoam can all be called "colours".

    Now on to the technical terms:

    Hue is the position on the colour-wheel, the pure hue. Black, white, and grey are not hues.

    Tint is adding only white to the hue.

    Shade is adding only black to the hue.

    Tone is adding only grey to the hue.

    Not wanting to delve into the specific alterations in hue, tint, shade, and tone I used the generic umbrella term "colour".

    And to me it seems that brown has been changed to orange, perhaps one could call it "burnt orange", and consider it "brown".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benning Boy View Post
    Holyrood Golden Jubilee is the true item.
    Ah, thanks! I've only seen the common "Holyrood" (hah! my spell-check likes it) not this "golden" variety.
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    Name Holyrood Golden Jubilee II
    STR no. 1756
    Designed by Alistair Buchan
    Dated 01/03/2002
    SRT notes: Designed by Alistair Buchan of Lochcarron of Scotland to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II in 2002. Additional notes from the Scottish Tartans Society say: 'Holyrood is the Scottish equivalent of Buckingham Palace, the Queen's official residence in Scotland. She is guarded by 'The Royal Company of Archers', a non military force provided by the chiefs of the clans. Lochcarron swatch. Very slightly different version being marketed by Lochcarron as 'Heirloom Holyrood Gold'. So similar as not to warrant inclusion.


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